The biggest cost of rapid tourism growth is the toll it takes on natural and cultural resources. Nowhere is this more apparent than at Angkor Wat, the UNESCO World Heritage site that now sees as many as 2 million tourists a year, with numbers rising sharply every year.
Randy Durband, CEO of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, offers a practical solution to overtourism: tourism dispersion. Click here or watch the video below to hear his story of Banteay Chhmar, a 12th century archeological site in Cambodia that offers a less-crowded alternative to Angkor Wat.
Want more expert insight on sustainable tourism? Click here for the complete interview with Randy Durband.